Today’s edition of Balphy’s blog brought to you by choices of life. The one thing that will definitely screw you over in life. Available wherever you shop for whatever you shop.
So today I shall detail and try to make easy the whole ‘what-phone-should-i-get’ business.
First things first. When shopping for ANYTHING have a budget and KNOW your budget. This is where your credit goes bad people, for those of you trying to figure out why your score is so low.
Next up is the phone you want. Now before we dive into the subject of phone may I suggest asking yourself exactly what is it that you require out of this phone/device. Depending on your answer we will have a solution.
To those who want a simple phone for what it was innitially invented to be. Just for calls there are plenty of carriers out there that offer plans ranging from $10-$25. Some examples are Virgin mobile (the only cheap virgins out there), cricket, metro, boost mobile. Now these carriers have some very kewl phones for bargain deals. Again these are for those people looking to just stay in their calling areas, they don’t travel elsewhere at all and they only want a basic plan for calling and maybe texting.
Next up are what I call my ‘oh-my-god-i-need-a-kewl-phone’ people. These people want something more than just your average calling and texting. They want to be able to send and receive pictures. Check their facebook and just stay connected with their friends. For them I recommend T-mobile as a carrier choice. T-mobile is very cheap and comprehensive to the needs of the above mentioned type of people. T-mobile has plans ranging in various prices of upto $50. People in this category like to move about the city/state and want access to their friends family and sometimes their uncle Joe as wel at all times. My recomendation is that these people should as to be given a feature phone. A feature phone is like a canadian. A wanna be smartphone. Basically a feature phone is an eye candy and does everything the user expects of it. Now in my opinion people in this category should get that lame thing called the iphone. (*throws up* can’t believe I just recommended an apple product)
And finally for the people who want the world at their fingertips I give you the smartphone people. Now smart phone people are people who have phones that have OS’s or Operating Systems. Basically they have phones that make your computer look like that kiddy toy a 5 yr old plays with. These phones are fast, smooth, sexy and simply a work of art as far as techs and specs go. The best OS’s out there right now are Android and WebOS. Though if you wait a couple months windows will be back in business with their windows phone 7.
I bet some of you are thinking that the iphone is a smart phone. No it is not. I repeat it is not. My brother’s samsung messenger does the same thing that apple trash does. A smart phone has to be able to multi task as well as have different applications to help it’s user do various things like email, calendar business tools, etc.
When looking into the plans available out there for your phones you need to look at what you are getting for what you are paying and what the competition has to offer. Forexample if you just want to talk and txt in your local area then the most you should be paying per month is $30. People who would like to have a mini internet available to them the max they should pay is $50. The tricky bit comes in with smart phones because they require what is called a data plan. Data is anything and everything you do on the internet or internet based like email, twitter, facebook, youtube, streaming, etc. If you are the type who wants unlimited data because you might have withdrawal if you are away from the internet for too long then go with sprint. They have the best plan. About $70 a month for unlimited data and messaging (txt, pix and video) as well as unlimited mobile to mobile on any network. If you are just a casual user of data then go with AT&T or Verizon. There is no price difference there. Just a difference in nerwork and phones.
Well that’s all for now. If anyone has any questions, leave a comment and I’ll answer them the best I can.